Master Lecturer
School of Community & Environmental Health

Charlene Brassington

NORFOLK, 23529

Retired as a Navy Captain in Feb 2006 after nearly 30 years as an active duty Industrial Hygiene Officer. Began teaching OSH, IH, and environmental protection at ODU in January 2008.

M.S. in Community Health/Industrial Hygiene, Old Dominion University, (1996)

B.S. in Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University, (1974)

Certified Master Training Specialist
Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Education and Training
Date Obtained: 1992-04-30
Certified Environmental, Safety, and Health Instructor
Sponsoring Organization: Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Date Obtained: 2013-03-06
Certified Industrial Hygineist
Sponsoring Organization: American Board of Industrial Hygienists
Date Obtained: 1997-11-12
Certified Safety Professional
Sponsoring Organization: Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Date Obtained: 2009-02-26


Occupational Safety
Extensive industrial hygiene field and executive experience, occupational safety and health policy and inspection capabilities, and environmental protection qualifications.
Environmental Issues
Managed multi-million dollar government environmental contracts with 10+ employees.
Technical Education
Master Training Specialist with over 10,000 hours on the podium, extensive experience with adult learning theory and curriculum development

Research Interests

None. Lecturer only.

  • 2019: ODU Excellence in Advising Award, Advisor Support and Completion Initiatives Center for >> Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships
  • 2019: ODU Teaching Shining Star, Dean of Students
  • 2015: Most Inspiring Faculty, ODU
  • 2015: ODU teaching Shining Star, Academic Affairs
  • 2011: Most Inspiring Faculty, ODU
  • 2011: ODU Teaching Shining Star, Academic Affiars
  • 1999: CNO Environmental Quality team Award, U.S. Navy
  • 1996: Alpha Eta Allied Health Services Honor Soceity, ODU